“A dynamite vocalist, songwriter and guitar slinger to boot!” - American Songwriter The time is now for Raquel Cole. Recently announced as a Top 3 finalist in the Sirius XM “Top of the Country” contest, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association, Raquel has also been on the road, recording and writing, and releasing her first single to Canadian country radio, destined to climb the charts. “Think About You” is the perfect introduction to Raquel as an artist, bringing her distinct vocals to the forefront, and the melodies that make her sound feel familiar yet refreshing, in today’s country music landscape. After years on the road with Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery and Brothers Osborne, Raquel Cole is poised and ready with talent, experience and timing. The scene is perfectly set for her to make her mark on Canadian country music. Singing has been Cole’s first love for as long as she can remember acquiring her first guitar at the age of nine Cole started to write songs not long after that. She was inspired by hit songs she heard on the radio from artists like Shania Twain and Bryan Adams, but also from jamming with her dad, a drummer, in the basement learning how to play 70’s rock and roll. Her debut album "Personal Truth" made it’s way to the airwaves in 2018. Throughout 2020, Cole also recorded three songs that she co-wrote, doing all vocals and guitars on the project, as well as adding cello. The result, “The Essence of Me”, was released in August 2020, which has also racked up over 250,000 streams globally. HIGHLIGHTS • Current Top 3 finalist in the Sirius XM 'Top of the Country' contest (in partnership with the CCMA) • Over 450K global digital streams • CCMA 2015 Discovery Award recipient • named by CBC/Radio-Canada as “25 under 25 Musicians Everyone Needs to Know,” alongside Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes • 2nd place in the Unsigned Only Category of The International Songwriting Competition for her song, "Imogene"
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